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Reusable launch vehicle will help cut costs: ISRO (Science and Tech ,Prelims,GS paper 3 ,Business Line )

India will test a reusable launch vehicle next month, a technology that will bring down costs of launching satellites significantly, government said. The Indian Space Research (ISRO) will also launch Astrosat, India’s first dedicated satellite for astronomy by September. “This Read More …

Alternative livelihoods interfering in Sunderbans? (Environment and Biodiversity ,GS paper 3 ,GnY )

Are alternative livelihood sources, such as bee-keeping, interfering with the ongoing natural processes in the world’s largest continuous mangrove forests – the fragile Sunderbans? Scientists of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have recently discovered something unusual in the activity Read More …